Monday Message Week 9

HCSA Events NEW! HCSA Midnight BreakfastThe Honors College Student Association is hosting midnight breakfast to kick off dead week and celebrate nearing the end of the term. This event will be on Friday, June 9 at 11:30 p.m. in the West and Sackett main lounge. There will be free pancakes, fruits, juices, and more at the event!. Bring […]

May 29, 2023

HCSA Events

NEW! HCSA Midnight Breakfast
The Honors College Student Association is hosting midnight breakfast to kick off dead week and celebrate nearing the end of the term. This event will be on Friday, June 9 at 11:30 p.m. in the West and Sackett main lounge. There will be free pancakes, fruits, juices, and more at the event!. Bring a friend to socialize and BYOU (bring your own utensils)! Funded in part thanks to the Residence Hall Association (RHA).

HC Announcements and Events

NEW! Honors College Community Coffee (HC3)
Join us for our second HC3 of spring term. Come for coffee and light refreshments and stay for lively conversation and a chance to build connections and community with HC faculty and staff, Wednesday, May 31 from 2-3:30 p.m. in the SLUG (LInC 340).

NEW! HC Annual Survey
HC students we want to hear from you! The Honors College is committed to improving and developing programs and curriculum for our students, and your feedback is a crucial part of the process. Please fill out the HC Annual Survey here to tell us about your year. It is a short survey should only take 5-10 minutes. If you complete the survey by Friday June 30, you can enter a raffle for a $50 gift card to the OSU Beaver Store.

ONGOING! Schedule a Room for Your Thesis Defense!
Are you defending your thesis this spring? Make sure to schedule a room for your defense! Call the Honors College at 541-737-6400 or email to book a room. Already booked a room? Make sure to let us know via this form.

ONGOING! Social Media Graduate Feature
Are you graduating this spring? Do you want to be featured on the Honors College social media accounts on in our online graduate gallery? Fill out this form, tell us your plans for after graduation and provide us with a photo. We cannot wait to highlight you! Don’t have your graduation pictures yet? That’s fine, fill out the form now and send us an updated picture when you have it!

The Final Stretch Hike
Join the Honors College in getting some fresh air and sunshine before finals week! On Saturday, June 10 we will meet in parking lot A outside of the LInC at 10 a.m. for a hike! Transportation will be included. This hike is open to hikers at all levels, but is geared toward mildly to experienced hikers. Vote here for which trail we should hike. 

Graduation Celebration
Spring and summer 2023 graduates are invited to join Honors College faculty and staff for the 2023 Honors College Graduation Celebration. There will be opportunities for photos, gifts and light refreshments. Students and families are welcome to arrive anytime between 4 and 5:30 on Friday, June 16 on the LInC Lawn. Please RSVP here. Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made to the Honors College at

HC Courses Available at Hatfield Marine Science Center
This fall, an expanded array of courses is available to undergraduate and graduate students at Oregon State University Hatfield Marine Science Center. Studying on the coast provides an opportunity for students to gain valuable lab and field experience in a small class environment. Students have an opportunity to live on the Hatfield campus in the heart of the Oregon coast. For students who need to commute, a daily Coast-to-Valley Shuttle is available. Information about different classes can be found here. Priority registration opens May 21. See Academic Calendar for all dates. Information about tudent life, financial aid, housing, courses can be found via the links below. 

– Course list and links to course descriptions

– Housing at Hatfield

– Coast to Valley Shuttle and MSI Coastal Travel Assistance

– Hatfield Student Experience webpage 

 Questions? Talk to your advisor and contact us. Follow on social media for updates.

HC Summer Courses are Available
The Honors College summer schedule and course descriptions are now available! You can search for honors summer classes in the Oregon State class search and you can find the details and descriptions of each offering here

Research Opportunities and Mentors
Looking for research opportunities or possibly a mentor? Check out the HC’s Potential Research Opportunities website here. This lists professors who have presented at Research Showcases or indicated they were looking for HC student researchers.Write for Inside Scoop
Do you have any tips for younger HC students? Do you have a unique HC experience you want to share? Do you want to have a piece of your writing published on the Honors Link blog? Apply to write an article for the HC’s Inside Scoop series. These are short (500-1000) word articles that capture aspects of being an honors student. Submit an article pitch here and get the inside scoop from other students on our blog.

Submit Nomination for Student Spotlight
The HC is currently accepting nominations for students to feature in the Student Spotlight series. If you know of a student who you think deserves recognition submit their name and the reason for the nomination here.

Scholarship & Financial Aid Opportunities

Dr. Nancy Squires Memorial Scholarship Program
In honor of Nancy Squires, who enthusiastically shared her passion for aerospace with all and inspired countless students to pursue a career in STEM, OSGC is pleased to announce the Dr. Nancy Squires Memorial Scholarship Program. There is a $3,000 award given for undergraduate students and a STEM Pre-Service Educator scholarship (MAT or MS students) for $5,000.

Awards will be made in the following six categories:
– STEM Education: Preparation to be a classroom teacher or an informal educator in a STEM field
– Life Science: Includes biology, anatomy, astrobiology, zoology, botany, microbiology, physiology, biochemistry, neuroscience, and other related areas
– Physical Science: Includes physics, astronomy, chemistry, earth science
– Mathematics
– Engineering and Technology
– Non-STEM field with a significant connection to aerospace or space science (community college and undergraduate programs only)

Applications are due on Friday, June 9. Visit the OSGC scholarship page for more information.

SNAP Outreach at the BNC
Students may be eligible for $234 a month in grocery funds! SNAP is a federal nutrition benefits program and the Basic Needs Center Center at Oregon State assists with applications! For more information visit the SNAP link here

HC Differential Tuition Emergency Grant
The Honors College encourages students experiencing unusual financial challenges to apply for a one-term Honors College Differential Tuition and Emergency Grant of $500. This is not a scholarship and is designed to provide short-term, immediate support. Contact or an Honors College advisor with questions.

HC Experiential Award Application
Honors students who have submitted a thesis proposal are eligible to apply for an Honors Experiential Scholarship of up to $750 in support of participation at a professional conference or engagement in thesis research. Contact Kevin Stoller at with questions.

Professional Development & Job Opportunities

NEW! Global Economic Development and Market Research Internship Opportunity
This remote, part time internship with the 20/20 Development Company LLC focuses on global food and agriculture trade. This company is a small business focused on assisting other businesses to develop in the global economy. Minimum qualifications for this internship are having an understanding of data research and analysis on trade and economic issues, understanding the US food industry, be an undergraduate majoring in business, economics, or other related fields etc. Applicants must have the ability to manage a concept from start-up to completion and communicate needs and opportunities effectively to all stakeholders. The student will build upon their academic and real-world experience to apply their skills to the development industry.  They will learn how to use what they have learned about global business and apply it to imports of food products to the USA and other markets.  This experience will provide them with hands-on research and analysis, marketing plan development and implementation, report writing, and presentation of findings to various global audiences.  The compensation for this effort is at a rate of $17.00 – $20.00 per hour.  Apply here.

NEW! Become a Kindergarten Readiness Research Program Assistant The Kindergarten Readiness Research program is looking for volunteer research assistants this coming Fall. This opportunity is perfect for those who are interested in working with young children in school settings and learning about research and education in the real world. More information and how to apply can be found here. Any questions can be emailed to 

Precollege Programs is now hiring for iINVENT Summer Camps
This summer, work as an invention mentor traveling Oregon to facilitate invention education programs with middle school youth! This position pays $15 an hour, provides full time employment, and allows you to travel Please contact with any questions and apply here.

Fujifilm Dimatix Training Coordinator Job Opportunity
Fujifilm Dimatix is seeking an enthusiastic and thorough person to engage cross-functional teams including representatives from various groups under Operations to help build and administer a more robust training program for its production technicians and trainers. This essential role will support production technicians, technician trainers, leads, and supervisors to insure training coverage and competency across all production shifts. The Training Coordinator will manage training and certification activities for production technicians throughout the training phases, as well as onboarding of engineers and general staff. The salary range for this position is $72,000 – $108,000, commensurate with experience. Apply here!

Marine Studies Field Summer Courses
This summer, join us for Oregon State University’s undergraduate and graduate field courses at Hatfield Marine Science Center and the central Oregon coast. Our courses focus on coastal and ocean ecosystems, marine organisms, working waterfronts, sustainability, art, and more. Learn more about our extraordinary undergraduate and graduate summer field courses by exploring Hatfield Marine Science Center’s summer program webpage, which links to more information about each course. Questions? Contact

Campus-Wide Opportunities

NEW! Crystal Lake Cleanup
Join us on Friday, June 2 from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. for trash and invasive plant removal with Corvallis Parks and Recreation! We’ll meet at the Crystal Lake Sports Fields, and work near there as well as along the bank of the Willamette River. Please wear weather-appropriate clothing, and closed-toe shoes. We may come into contact with plant or trash-based irritants. If you have favorite work gloves, feel free to bring them – otherwise they will be provided. Make sure to RSVP here.

Ongoing Academic Support
The last few weeks of the term can be tough and it’s common to experience some burnout around this time. Academic Coaches can help you develop a personalized plan to complete coursework on top of your extra projects and exams at the end of the term. They can also support you in identifying what you need to stay motivated and take care of yourself. The easiest way to make an appointment with a coach is to schedule online

Campus Resources and Support
Not sure where to find the information and resources you are looking for to better navigate your time at OSU? Looking for tutoring services, basic needs support, financial aid information or where to find campus events? Not sure where to go? Strategists at the Academic Success Center have you covered! Drop-in to Waldo 125 anytime Mon-Fri 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. to meet with a Strategist. Strategists can answer questions, connect you with campus resources, introduce you to academic success strategies and more.

Anytime Anywhere: MySSP @ OSU App
Anytime Anywhere: MySSP @ OSU is an app that gives all OSU students, including Ecampus students, 24/7 access by text or phone with a licensed mental health counselor (MySSP stands for “My Student Support Program”). The app makes it easy to schedule short-term counseling appointments with the same ongoing counselor and provides educational materials covering mental health topics. Students can communicate with a counselor in five different languages (Mandarin, Cantonese, French, Spanish or English); additional language options are available upon request. Students can download the Anytime Anywhere: MySSP @ OSU and learn more about the service here. For questions, please contact Bonnie Hemrick the Director of Mental Health Promotion. 

Borrow Calculators and Tools for Academic Success from the Valley Library
Do you need a scientific, financial or graphing calculator? The Valley Library has calculators to loan. The library also has loanable tools such as laptops, tablets and computer accessories like chargers, headphones, flash drives, ergonomic mice and more—for all your midterm and finals needs! For more information click the link here

Togetherall: New Mental Health Resource for OSU Students
Togetherall is a safe, online community to share anonymously and get support to improve mental health and well-being. The Togetherall community is available 24/7 and is monitored by licensed mental health practitioners. Join the community and learn more here

HC Resources

The Honors College main office in LInC 450 is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. HC staff is on hand during business hours to assist with questions, help with scheduling appointments or just chat and share some free candy. You can also get in touch with the main office by contacting or by calling 541.737.6400. 

  • The student computer lab and lounge (the SLUG) on the third floor of LInC 340 will be open:
    • Monday-Thursday – 7:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
    • Friday – 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
    • Saturday – noon- 6:00 p.m.
    • Sunday – 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

These resources are available throughout the term.

“Forgot Your Lunch?” Station Available in SLUG
The Honors College is back with a “Forgot Your Lunch?” station for you to have a snack or light lunch if you ever need it. Whether you need food because you forgot your lunch, are low on money or simply need a snack, please help yourself to this free resource.

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